act prohibited by law

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The Revised Penal Code defines malfeasance as a public servant carrying out an act prohibited by law, misfeasance as an improper or irregular performance of an act and nonfeasance as the failure to do an act that one is required to do.
It is the same as dumping highly toxic raw sewage into a natural body of water, an act prohibited by law.
That proposal would make it professional misconduct for a lawyer to "commit a discriminatory act prohibited by law or to harass a person on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.